"He should have been an adult and not a madman": Larry Wilmore panel sets Bill Clinton straight

"Is Bill Clinton wrong?" Larry Wilmore asked his panel. "Or did he just handle it poorly?"


Brendan Gauthier
April 12, 2016 5:55PM (UTC)

"Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore Monday night welcomed Waka Flocka Flame to his panel to discuss the "backlash" over Bill Clinton's problematic Crime Bill, stemming from a run-in last week with Black Lives Matter protesters at a rally in Philadelphia.

"Is Bill Clinton wrong?" Wilmore asked his panel. "Or did he just handle it poorly?"

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Contributor Robin Thede cast her vote for the former, saying, "He's wrong because Black Lives Matter isn't about defending drug dealers; it's about not getting shot by the police."

"I think Bill's choice was more complex than what he thought it was going to be," Flame explained. "It was more long-term. It affected people."

"I think (the Crime Bill) probably made sense for the time," he added, with air-quotes.

Waka clarified that he doesn't think the law is still effective. In fact, "It hurts." But he was the most lenient on former-President Clinton, effectively saying times and priorities change concurrently.

However, when Bill was interrupted by the protestors, Flame said, "He should have been an adult and not a madman."

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Watch the full panel below:


Brendan Gauthier

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